Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The Battle for Chile featured in documentary at Food for Thought Books

By Brendan Murphy

February 8, 2010

Food for Thought bookstore in Amherst is hosting a four-part epic movie series chronicling the saga of the violent 1973 United States-sponsored coup d’état in Chile every Wednesday this month at 7 p.m. The “golpe de estado,”...

Slideshow: Cirque Dreams Illumination

By Matthew Harrison

February 8, 2010


In your Cirque Dreams

By Lindsay Orlov

February 5, 2010

Picture this: contortionists dressed in casual street clothes and moving to a hip-hop beat; acrobats painted as traffic signs; a soundtrack of jazz, pop and rock. An evolutionary departure from the traditional three-ring circus,...

Mark Morris dance group to take stage at UMass

By Andrew Cogan

February 2, 2010

The Mark Morris Dance Group, an internationally acclaimed dance company is coming to the University of Massachusetts tonight to perform its innovative blend of live music and modern dance. Formed in 1980, the group performed...

Demon barber to possess crowds at the FAC

By Alissa Mesibov

November 18, 2009

The UMass Theater Guild’s production of Sweeney Todd opens tonight. The musical features a cast and artistic team composed almost entirely of UMass students. The plot surrounds the story of Benjamin Barker, a barber who returns to Lon...

Slideshow: Cirque Mechanics in a Birdhouse Factory

By Matthew Harrison

November 13, 2009

Cirque Mechanics in a Birdhouse Factory came to the Fine Arts Center on Tuesday night for a fun-filled circus made up of former members of Cirque du Soleil, Pickle Family Circus, and the Moscow Circus....

Genetic Imperfection shadows soon-to-be cult classic “Repo”

By Alissa Mesibov

November 1, 2009

On Friday, Oct. 30, Genetic Imperfection of South Hadley presented their first annual Halloween production of “Repo: The Genetic Opera” at the Academy of Music in Northampton. The group of performers mimicked, or “shadowe...

‘Repo: the Genetic Opera’ to show in Northampton

By Alissa Mesibov

October 29, 2009

“Repo: The Genetic Opera,” is a horror musical directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, of Saw fame. Set in the year 2056, Repo introduces us to a world where one company, GeneCo, has control. In this world, surgery is commonplace...

Let’s Do The Time Warp Again…and again and again

By Alissa Mesibov

October 26, 2009

For most people “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is a film to see once a year for Halloween. This is not the case for the Come Again Players of South Hadley, Mass. Every Saturday at midnight, this troupe of everyday locals transform into the characters from the cult classic. They mimic, or “...

Post-Cold War View on “West Side Story”

By Steven Baum

October 21, 2009

Throughout October, Amherst Cinema will be screening three classic films from the 1950s: "Rebel Without a Cause," "West Side Story," and "Jailhouse Rock." The films are being shown as part of an exhibition entitled, "The 1950s:...

UPC hosts talent show

By Rachel Dougherty

October 14, 2009

Tuesday night’s Registered Student Organization (RSO) talent show marked the first in a series of Homecoming events organized by the University Programming Council (UPC). The show was hosted by guest comedian Tim Young and featured...

Dance Takes the Fine Arts Center by Storm

By Anshalee Guarnieri

October 6, 2009

The art of dance thrives in this season’s Fine Arts Center Series lineup. Seven of this season’s 16-show schedule will be made up of dance productions covering a variety of themes. Dance parties, sword fights and Abraham Lincoln...